When a baby rockhopper is born at the Shedd Aquarium, it's kind of a big deal.
Such a big deal, in fact, that they throw a whole party when the time comes to reveal the baby's gender!
The aquarium announced on Monday during a gender-reveal party that their youngest penguin is a female!
She was born last June, we don't know why they waited so long to reveal her gender. Apparently male and female African penguins, which includes rockhoppers, look exactly the same. So researchers had to do a DNA test to figure out her gender.
Maybe the DNA test just got held up??
The rockhopper penguin is listed as a vulnerable species so this little baby is a precious gift to her kind!
Way to be born, little girl! Let's hope you grow up to make tons of babies so you can help save your family.
[Image via Shedd Aquarium.]
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